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Carrin Welch is best known for her wooden sculptures made from layered plywood that encourage physical interaction with large works of art.
Carrin’s largest and most well-known project is The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse, 2015. This series allowed crowds of adults to experience the childlike joy that a rocking horse provides in settings that encouraged free play and photography.
Her current work is a companion series to the rocking horses called Ancestors & Artifacts, which displays artifacts of an imaginary archeological dig site. Playing with ideas of preservation, childhood memories and nostalgia, these curios share the element of dark whimsy featured throughout her work.
Carrin grew up in Dallas, TX and attended the arts magnet high school Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and has lived in New York City, Boston, New Orleans, and Nashville. She is the creator of the Art Finds You Project, spreading the joy of art by hiding artworks for people to find and keep during popular arts festivals in Austin, TX where she resides.
She worked in the film and TV business for many years, has organized an NYC music and culture convention, performed as a Burlesque hoop performer, volunteers for dog rescue groups, co-leads a women's gun club, is an Editor of an online magazine for women + content creator, a costume and jewelry designer, and a travel photographer exploring the American roadside.
Some of her colorful backstory includes her time in NYC as DJ (Roxy, Webster Hall, Now Bar) in the late 90s, teaching hoop dance and making hula hoops, and finding a passion as a firearms shooting and safety coach and a licensed private investigator. Also an art model, a few photographic images of her reside in the Dallas Museum of Art’s permanent collection.